A close friend and neighbor of Rand Paul says the attack on the U.S. senator apparently had something to do with property.
Dr. Rene Boucher admitted to police that he tackled Paul from behind while he was mowing his lawn last Friday. Alicia Stivers says she was the first person to see Paul after the attack. She says the senator told her that Boucher mentioned that he had been trying to sell his house for ten years and that Paul’s trees were in the way. Stivers is a former board member of the Homeowners Association at Rivergreen, the gated community where Senator Paul lives. She says she doesn’t know of any history of property disputes between Paul and Boucher.
"I've never known Kelly and Rand to complain about anything, and I'm not aware of anyone else making complaints about them," Stivers said.
As a matter of full disclosure, Alicia Stivers’ husband is U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers, who was nominated to the federal bench by Senator Paul. Alicia Stivers says Paul called her husband right after the attack, said he feared Boucher might return, and that he had called police.
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